Plastic pollution has been a growing concern in recent
years, especially when it is discarded in the environment instead of being
recycled in the correct way.
We can all do our bit to avoid plastic packaging, recycle where possible, and focus on reusable rather than single-use plastics.
Continue reading How to reduce plastic pollution in the home
Many of us start to look forward to Christmas dinner from
about Halloween, whether because we stock up on the frozen and less perishable
ingredients ahead of time, or just because of plain old excitement.
Continue reading Top tips for an environmentally friendly Christmas dinner
Charity Christmas gifts are a popular alternative to giving material goods to friends and family. This is especially important in the current generation when awareness of environmental and social issues is on the increase.
Continue reading Christmas charity gifts to consider in 2019
With great weather comes great partying, but most of us want to enjoy our outdoor space without hurting the environment – so why not throw an eco summer garden party?
Continue reading How to throw an eco summer garden party
It’s easy to neglect the garden when the nights draw in, but with the worst weather of the year likely still to come, November is a crucial time to do some last-minute planting for spring, tidy up errant shrubberies, and generally prepare things for the depths of winter.
Here are just some of the top gardening tips for November to help your outdoor space withstand the wind, rain, frost and snow, so that it can emerge in springtime in tiptop condition.
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Sustainability of food production is becoming a bigger issue year by year, as more farmland is used to grow crops for biofuels and more attention paid to the number of carbon miles our food clocks up on its way to our plates.
Continue reading How to enjoy the most sustainable foods
It’s been a summer of long, hot, sunny days and little to no rainfall in many areas of the UK, but is it a one-off? Will 2018 be the summer future generations talk about – like 1976 is for their parents and grandparents – or are we witnessing the next step in a long-term trend? Continue reading Has climate change caused the hot summer?
There are many factors that determine the ‘sustainability’ of an alcoholic beverage, whether it’s a fine wine or a craft ale from a local microbrewery.
There’s the sustainability of the natural resources used – for example, a reliable water supply, or more recently, worries about the continued availability of CO2 for use in carbonisation. Continue reading How to enjoy a sustainable ale
For those of us who are fully immersed in caffeine culture, the morning commute would not be complete without a stop at the local coffee shop – and in a heat wave, it’s no surprise that many java junkies turn to iced coffee as a cooler, more refreshing alternative to a steaming hot brew.
Continue reading Iced coffee: bad for you and the environment?
There are plenty of ways how to become self-sufficient, and they don’t all involve going ‘off grid’ or living on an island in a lake – although that is an option if you want to completely remove yourself from modern society.
As a starting point though, more and more of us are already becoming self-sufficient in individual ways, for example by growing our own food, or installing renewable power sources.
Everyone can do something to become more self-sufficient, and it doesn’t have to have a major impact on your lifestyle – here are a few options to consider.
Continue reading Tips for becoming self-sufficient